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Meet Our 2021 Direct Services Grantees

May 14, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation recently announced its 2021 Direct Services Grants, awarding a total of $1 million to 71 organizations who are addressing the immediate needs of vulnerable Mainers in all 16 counties. We are incredibly grateful to all of these grantees for meeting an unprecedented level of demand for food, shelter, and other forms of assistance at this difficult time.

Foundation Grants $400,000 to Mercy Hospital for Workforce Development Initiative

May 12, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Mercy's +MPower Fund will increase access to education, training, and other supports to those who face systemic barriers to entering or advancing in the healthcare workforce.

May 19 Discussion on Equity in Wealth & Asset Development

May 12, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Next week, May 18-20, the Maine Philanthropy Center is hosting its biennial conference, with the theme being “Centering Equity: Shifting Power, Building Community.” From the keynote speakers to the breakout sessions, it promises to be three days of rich and important discussion on opportunities to advance equity in Maine. The John T. Gorman Foundation is honored to be able to participate in one of the workshops. At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, Foundation Program…

Maine Data Glimpse: New England Vaccinations

April 29, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse utilizes new data on COVID-19 vaccination from Phase 3 of the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey for the U.S., New England, Northern New England, and Maine. Newly available weeks of data now allow sufficient sample sizes for state-level estimates. These data were collected…

Maine Data Glimpse: 2020 Unemployment

March 25, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse describes Maine’s unemployment situation in 2020, drawing on the finalized annual average unemployment data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on March 3, 2021. While the BLS releases preliminary labor force statistics monthly, annual revisions are released once a year with…

Foundation Awards $250,000 to in Response to Rising Youth Mental Health Concerns

March 24, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates, Press Releases

The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded 11 grants totaling $250,000 to help Maine organizations increase mental health, wellness, and community support opportunities for older youth during the pandemic. The funding comes in response to rising concerns about the well-being of young adults, who are suffering from the mental health effects of the prolonged pandemic as they are disconnected from school and other social supports. “The pandemic has taken an enormous toll on people all…

Winter 2021 Newsletter: Reflecting on a year of the COVID crisis, and looking ahead

February 19, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

Dear Friend, One year ago, COVID-19 was just starting to spread in other countries, triggering a dawning realization that a crisis was headed our way. Little did we know how quickly that crisis would arrive, the unthinkable toll it would take, and the many, many ways it would alter our everyday lives. Maybe, just maybe, we are now able to see the beginning of the pandemic’s retreat and, with that, feel some hope that in the…

Bringing a Promising Child Care Model to Lewiston

February 19, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Foundation grant allows CEI to expand innovative program to create new child care businesses